2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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2002 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2002 record 3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Randy Walker
Home stadium Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/1 Ohio State §   8 0         14 0  
#8/8 Iowa §   8 0         11 2  
#9/9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
#16/15 Penn State   0* 3         0* 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 11:00 AM Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ABC L 3–52   45,114
September 7 12:00 PM TCU* Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPNGP L 24–48   21,442
September 14 12:00 PM Duke* Ryan Field • Evanston, IL W 26–21   22,910
September 21 11:00 AM at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD HDNet W 49–40   27,012
September 28 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 24–39   74,215
October 5 6:00 PM #5 Ohio State Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN2 L 16–27   43,489
October 10 7:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 42–45   37,729
October 19 11:00 AM at #20 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 L 0–49   108,853
October 26 11:00 AM Purduedagger Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ L 13–42   30,158
November 2 11:00 AM Indiana Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ W 41–37   25,077
November 9 11:00 AM at #6 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 10–62   68,728
November 23 11:00 AM Illinois Ryan Field • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ L 24–31   25,134
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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